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The e-book for the iPad ‘Royal Silence’, available at the iBooks Store at THIS LINK for the price of a magazine, was updated with the photographs of last months’ ceremony for the late King Norodom Sihanouk.

The book, with texts by Abby Seiff and Pierre Gillette, and with 229 photographs about King Norodom Sihanouk, including those from his return from exile in 1991, can now also be read on your Macintosh computer if it runs Mavericks.

Belgium celebrates its existence on July 21st. On that day in 1831, Leopold Saxe-Cobourg swore allegiance to the constitution and became the first king of Belgium, putting an end to a revolution and institutionalising a de facto independence gained from the Netherlands after rioters were joined by opera goers (shortened version of Belgian history).

And that is when the fun began…

Part of an ongoing project called ‘This is not Belgium’. See HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Military jet exhibited by the Airforce during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Military jet exhibited by the Airforce during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Preparing giant puppets for a parade during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Preparing giant puppets for a parade during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Experiencing the force of a car crash at the police booth during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Experiencing the force of a car crash at the police booth during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Souvenir photograph at the Paracommando exhibition booth during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Souvenir photograph at the Paracommando exhibition booth during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Belgian Cooperation booth during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Belgian Cooperation booth during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Children enjoying sitting in military vehicle during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Children enjoying sitting in military vehicle during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Beggar at the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Beggar at the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Participants at the giants procession during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Participants at the giants procession during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Participants at the giants procession during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Participants at the giants procession during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Participants at the giants procession during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Participants at the giants procession during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Crowd watching military parade on a public screen during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 21/07/2014: Crowd watching military parade on a public screen during the Belgium National Day celebrations.

The ‘Foire du Midi’ or ‘Zuidfoor’, an annual fair located in the center of the city of Brussels has been going on since 1885, a few days before the celebrations of the Belgian Independence Day, allowing all those who cannot afford to go on a holiday to enjoy some entertainment. Besides bigger and scarier attractions, not much has changed over the last decades. Brotherhood of the Bald Belgians, members of the ‘Orde van de Brusselse Moestasje’ (Order of the Brussels Mustache), ‘Buumdroegers’ (Tree Carriers), ‘Poeppendroegers’ (Puppet Carriers), ‘Gardevils’ (Guards), take part in a ceremony presided by the mayor of the city.

The festivities took place at the same time as a 5000-strong pro-Palestinian demonstration…

Part of an ongoing project called ‘This is not Belgium’. See HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Member of the 'Orde van de Brusselse Moestasje' (Order of the Brussels Mustache) and a street performer at the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Member of the 'Orde van de Brusselse Moestasje' (Order of the Brussels Mustache) and a street performer at the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Members of the Retro Band performing during the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Members of the Retro Band performing during the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Yvan Mayeur, mayor of Brussels, during the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Yvan Mayeur, mayor of Brussels, during the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Miss Brussels competitors at the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Miss Brussels competitors at the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Member of the 'Orde van de Brusselse Moestasje' (Order of the Brussels Mustache) and a Miss Brussels competitor at the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Member of the 'Orde van de Brusselse Moestasje' (Order of the Brussels Mustache) and a Miss Brussels competitor at the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Yvan Mayeur, mayor of Brussels, paying hommage at the statue commemorating the fair stallholders who died during the war during a ceremony at the opening festivities of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Yvan Mayeur, mayor of Brussels, paying hommage at the statue commemorating the fair stallholders who died during the war during a ceremony at the opening festivities of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: The statue commemorating the fair stallholders who died during the war during a ceremony at the opening festivities of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: The statue commemorating the fair stallholders who died during the war during a ceremony at the opening festivities of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Beer bottles from the Retro Band at the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Beer bottles from the Retro Band at the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: The Retro Band playing at the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: The Retro Band playing at the opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Opening ceremony of the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Public at the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Public at the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Public at the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

BELGIUM, Brussels. 19/07/2014: Public at the annual fair 'Foire du Midi'.

So a Chinese investors pulls out of the Boeung Kak lake development, letting the air out of a bloated balloon…

It is an old story by now, but with this split the last chapter of the Boeung Kak lake has not been written yet: 3000 families were evicted from Boeung Kak lake by a development company, a lake which collected excess of rainwaters was filled with sand, land rights activists were intimidated, beaten, imprisoned, committed suicide, pleas from desperate families were ignored, promises were broken, alliances were bought, more than hundred demonstrations were held at the Municipality, at the Asian Development Bank, at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, at the Appeals Court, at the foreign embassies…

The only positive thing which emerged from this arrogant, dirty, marshy development endeavour is the rise of a group of loud-mouthed and fearless women which relentlessly stand up for their rights, finding ways to attract the attention not only of the media when pushing their agenda, but of the general public as well. The Boeung Kak lake ladies stand as an example for many in Cambodia. They are the noisy and disturbing tip of the iceberg.

These days the iceberg is under threat of a brutal meltdown, these voices are in danger of being shut up.

Having followed their struggle since the very beginning was/is a privilege. Their story, together with many other stories on land issues since the year 2000 can be found in the app ‘Quest for Land’, with photographs by yours truly and long, in-depth reports by Robert Carmichael. The app can be purchased on iTunes at THIS LINK.

CAMBODIA. Takhmau (Kandal) 17/09/2008: Residents of the Boeung Kak community under imminent threat of eviction appeal to Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany to intervene.

CAMBODIA. Takhmau (Kandal) 17/09/2008: Residents of the Boeung Kak community under imminent threat of eviction appeal to Prime Minister Hun Sen and his wife Bun Rany to intervene.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/11/2008: The remains of a house at Boeung Kak Lake. It was dismantled by its owner after he agreed a deal with the Shukaku Inc. development company.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/11/2008: The remains of a house at Boeung Kak Lake. It was dismantled by its owner after he agreed a deal with the Shukaku Inc. development company.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/11/2010: Boeung Kak Lake residents move their belongings after their home is inundated with sand and water as development company Shukaku Inc. fills the lake.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 3/11/2010: Boeung Kak Lake residents move their belongings after their home is inundated with sand and water as development company Shukaku Inc. fills the lake.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 11/11/2010: Policemen's shoes drying while government officials measure the homes of Boeung Kak Lake inhabitants being forced out of their homes by development company Shukaku Inc.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 11/11/2010: Policemen's shoes drying while government officials measure the homes of Boeung Kak Lake inhabitants being forced out of their homes by development company Shukaku Inc.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2011: Boeung Kak Lake residents witness the destruction of their belongings. They were evicted after being excluded from a 12.44ha site granted by Prime Minister Hun Sen to some 750 families for on-site relocation.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 16/09/2011: Boeung Kak Lake residents witness the destruction of their belongings. They were evicted after being excluded from a 12.44ha site granted by Prime Minister Hun Sen to some 750 families for on-site relocation.

CAMBODIA. Kien Svay (Phnom Penh). 26/11/2011: Chea Dara's body is recovered four days after she committed suicide by jumping into the Tonle Sap river from the Japanese Bridge. She and her family were facing eviction under the development project by Shukaku Inc.

CAMBODIA. Kien Svay (Phnom Penh). 26/11/2011: Chea Dara's body is recovered four days after she committed suicide by jumping into the Tonle Sap river from the Japanese Bridge. She and her family were facing eviction under the development project by Shukaku Inc.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 28/11/2011: Riot police contain Boeung Kak Lake residents at a protest in front of the municipality during which four of their representatives - Tep Vanny, Bo Chhorvy, Kong Chantha and Heng Mom - were arrested.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 28/11/2011: Riot police contain Boeung Kak Lake residents at a protest in front of the municipality during which four of their representatives - Tep Vanny, Bo Chhorvy, Kong Chantha and Heng Mom - were arrested.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/05/2012: Police blocking Boeung Kak Lake residents in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court supporting their 13 fellows arrested on May 22nd.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 24/05/2012: Police blocking Boeung Kak Lake residents in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court supporting their 13 fellows arrested on May 22nd.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 31/05/2012: Demonstration by Boeung Kak Lake residents in front of the Ministry of Justice, requesting the liberation of 15 members of their community arrested and summarily condemned to 2,5 years of imprisonment.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 31/05/2012: Demonstration by Boeung Kak Lake residents in front of the Ministry of Justice, requesting the liberation of 15 members of their community arrested and summarily condemned to 2,5 years of imprisonment.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 25/09/2012: Sons of Tim Sakhmony and Yorm Bopha shaving their hair in front of the Municipal Court to plead for the release of their imprisoned mothers.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 25/09/2012: Sons of Tim Sakhmony and Yorm Bopha shaving their hair in front of the Municipal Court to plead for the release of their imprisoned mothers.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 18/11/2012: Tep Vanny, community representative supporting a banner when Boeung Kak Lake and Pochentong Airport communities, under threat of an eviction, demonstrate ahead of the ASEAN meetings to be held in the capital.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 18/11/2012: Tep Vanny, community representative supporting a banner when Boeung Kak Lake and Pochentong Airport communities, under threat of an eviction, demonstrate ahead of the ASEAN meetings to be held in the capital.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 26/12/2012: Hand of supporter behind police blockade at trial of Tim Sakmony and Yorm Bopha at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 26/12/2012: Hand of supporter behind police blockade at trial of Tim Sakmony and Yorm Bopha at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Supporters from the Boeung Kak Lake and the Borei Keila communities demonstrating at the police blockade on the second day of Yorm Bopha's trial.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 27/12/2012: Supporters from the Boeung Kak Lake and the Borei Keila communities demonstrating at the police blockade on the second day of Yorm Bopha's trial.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 2/07/2013: Members of the Boeung Kak Lake community, entangled in a land issue since 2007, try to push past a Police blockade preventing them from demonstrating in front of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house on Sihanouk Boulevard.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 2/07/2013: Members of the Boeung Kak Lake community, entangled in a land issue since 2007, try to push past a Police blockade preventing them from demonstrating in front of Prime Minister Hun Sen's house on Sihanouk Boulevard.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 4/09/2013: The Boeung Kak Lake and Borei Keila communities commemorates the 365th day of imprisonment of Yorm Bopha, a land activist and Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, who was sentenced to prison during a trial regarded by Human Rights organisations as unfair.

CAMBODIA. Phnom Penh. 4/09/2013: The Boeung Kak Lake and Borei Keila communities commemorates the 365th day of imprisonment of Yorm Bopha, a land activist and Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, who was sentenced to prison during a trial regarded by Human Rights organisations as unfair.

The 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers who were arrested for incitement to violence following yesterday’s outbursts of violence (see HERE) during a demonstration requesting freedom of speech are being tried at the Phnom Penh Municipal Court. About 500 CNRP supporters gathered at the blockade set up by the riot police to prevent access to the court, soon joined by CNRP lawmakers.

The implacable logic of the ruling CPP on issues regarding justice which amounts to ‘What we are doing is always legal and what the opposition is doing is illegal when we decide it is’ is spread out in the open again.

For the armed forces to use lethal weapons, shoot demonstrators or even kill them, instead of applying well known crowd control techniques, for municipal guards to consistently provoke violence because of an uncontrolled behaviour does not, for the ruling party, justify any prosecution or arrest. When one protest, out of dozens of protests in the previous months, turns violent at the hand of CNRP supporters, the judicial machine quickly sets in and targets not the perpetrators, but those who supposedly incited the violence. Why can’t it target those who ordered the excessive violence used by the armed forces?

Because the prevailing logic within the ruling party is one of old-fashioned politics based on developing antagonism, of machismo muscle flexing, on supposedly clever ‘divide to reign’ strategies.

It certainly is not a logic which sets out to benefit ALL Cambodians.

Additional edit at 1:00PM: the simple notion of impartiality is totally absent within a fraction of the population. Even the Red Cross/Crescent, supposedly representing the essence of impartiality worldwide, seems to be contaminated by partisan politics in Cambodia: the municipal guards beaten up by protesters yesterday received 25$ from the Cambodian Red Cross. Has the Cambodian Red Cross ever visited those, innocent or not, shot by the military or beaten up by the same municipal guards in the previous months?

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Riot police chill out while supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Riot police chill out while supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Riot police hidden by lotus flower when supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Riot police hidden by lotus flower when supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Riot police removing lotus flower left by supporters demonstrating in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Riot police removing lotus flower left by supporters demonstrating in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Riot police watch supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Riot police watch supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 opposition CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Employees from a sealed off cable TV company get their morining coffee while opposition CNRP supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 16/07/2014: Employees from a sealed off cable TV company get their morining coffee while opposition CNRP supporters demonstrate in front of a police blockade preventing access to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court where 5 CNRP lawmakers are being tried, accused of incitement to violence during a demonstration for free speech the previous day.

PS: I will leave for Belgium tonight and will not cover what certainly will be interesting Cambodian events in the coming month. Sorry…

The notoriously violent Municipal Security Guards for the first time took a serious beating today at a rallye called by the opposition CNRP requesting that ‘Freedom Park’, fenced off by barbed wire and a 24h presence of riot police since a violent crackdown of striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections, be returned to the public as an open space where freedom of expression could again prevail.

Several Municipal Security Guards were seriously injured and brought to the hospital.

Three CNRP lawmakers were detained upon leaving the area where the demonstration took place and are held at the Phnom Penh central police station.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators confront municipal guards after they ripped off a banner attached by the protesters to the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators confront municipal guards after they ripped off a banner attached by the protesters to the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guard preparing himself ahead of the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guard preparing himself ahead of the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Sympathisers donning yellow ribbons ahead of the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Sympathisers donning yellow ribbons ahead of the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Real Camerin, Svay Rieng CNRP lawmaker, and sympathisers ahead of the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Real Camerin, Svay Rieng CNRP lawmaker, and sympathisers ahead of the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Real Camerin, Svay Rieng CNRP lawmaker, and sympathisers start the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Real Camerin, Svay Rieng CNRP lawmaker, and sympathisers start the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Mu Sochua, CNRP lawmaker, and sympathisers attach a banner to barbed wire during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Mu Sochua, CNRP lawmaker, and sympathisers attach a banner to barbed wire during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Protester waving Cambodian flag in front of the riot police and the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Protester waving Cambodian flag in front of the riot police and the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guards rip off a banner attached by the protesters to the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guards rip off a banner attached by the protesters to the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators confront municipal guards after they ripped off a banner attached by the protesters to the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators confront municipal guards after they ripped off a banner attached by the protesters to the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators confront municipal guards after they ripped off a banner attached by the protesters to the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators confront municipal guards after they ripped off a banner attached by the protesters to the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators confront municipal guards after they ripped off a banner attached by the protesters to the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators confront municipal guards after they ripped off a banner attached by the protesters to the barbed wire fence during the demonstration staged by the opposition CNRP to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Tear gaz fired on protesters by the riot police next to a banner from the opposition CNRP when it staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Tear gaz fired on protesters by the riot police next to a banner from the opposition CNRP when it staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators in front of the riot police and a barbed wire fence when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators in front of the riot police and a barbed wire fence when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators in front of the riot police and a barbed wire fence when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators in front of the riot police and a barbed wire fence when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators in front of the riot police and a barbed wire fence when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Demonstrators in front of the riot police and a barbed wire fence when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Mu Sochua, Ho Vann, and other opposition CNRP lawmakers address the demonstrators during a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Mu Sochua, Ho Vann, and other opposition CNRP lawmakers address the demonstrators during a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: The opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: The opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guard cornered by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guard cornered by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guard wounded by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guard wounded by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Human Rights observer and journalists photographing uniform discarded by fleeing municipal guards attacked by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Human Rights observer and journalists photographing uniform discarded by fleeing municipal guards attacked by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guards who took off their uniform seek protection in a police booth after they were attacked by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guards who took off their uniform seek protection in a police booth after they were attacked by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guards who took off their uniform seek protection in a police booth after they were attacked by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Municipal guards who took off their uniform seek protection in a police booth after they were attacked by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: People photographing burning uniforms and helmets discarded by fleeing municipal guards attacked by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: People photographing burning uniforms and helmets discarded by fleeing municipal guards attacked by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Blood from a municipal guard attacked by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 15/07/2014: Blood from a municipal guard attacked by protesters when the opposition CNRP staged a protest to demand access to 'Freedom Park' which was cordoned off by barbed wire and police forces after a violent crackdown on striking workers in the aftermath of the 2013 elections.

Boeung Kak lake community members, some carrying model houses, held a demonstration in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality, seeking a final resolution for their 7-year-long struggle after a private company obtained a 133 hectares area and proceeded evicting 3000 of the 4000 families living there.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Municipal security guards try to confiscate a bullhorn from a member from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, when demonstrating in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality, requesting a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Municipal security guards try to confiscate a bullhorn from a member from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, when demonstrating in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality, requesting a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Members from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, seen carrying a model house, demonstrate in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality, requesting a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Members from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, seen carrying a model house, demonstrate in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality, requesting a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Members from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, seen carrying a model house, demonstrate in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality, requesting a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Members from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, seen carrying a model house, demonstrate in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality, requesting a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Scuffle between municipal security guards and members from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, when demonstrating in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality to request a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Scuffle between municipal security guards and members from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, when demonstrating in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality to request a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Members from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, seen carrying a model house, try to get inside the Phnom Penh Municipality to request a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Members from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, seen carrying a model house, try to get inside the Phnom Penh Municipality to request a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Municipal security guards try to prevent a member from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, to distribute flyers when demonstrating in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality, requesting a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Municipal security guards try to prevent a member from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, to distribute flyers when demonstrating in front of the Phnom Penh Municipality, requesting a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Members from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, seen carrying a model house managed to get inside the Phnom Penh Municipality to request a resolution to their problem.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 14/07/2014: Members from the Boeung Kak lake community, embroiled in a 7-year-long land dispute, seen carrying a model house managed to get inside the Phnom Penh Municipality to request a resolution to their problem.

This is a follow-up post on the ‘Quest for Land‘ story which is available as an iApp on iTunes and which reports on land issues in Cambodia since the year 2000 with texts by Robert Carmichael and over 700 photographs.

Where is the fervour which was swelling the streets of Phnom Penh during the previous ceremonies around the passing away of King Norodom Shanouk? Where has it gone? Besides invited groups and boy-scouts which were provided with plastic flowers and small photographs of the late King, concentrated along Sihanouk and Sothearos Boulevards, the carefully choreographed procession walked along empty streets…

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Urn containing the King's ashes on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Urn containing the King's ashes on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Buddhist nuns on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Buddhist nuns on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Spectators trying to catch a glimpse of the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Spectators trying to catch a glimpse of the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Buddhist monks looking at the firing of guns to mark the start of the procession while the urn containing the King's ashes passes by in the back on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Buddhist monks looking at the firing of guns to mark the start of the procession while the urn containing the King's ashes passes by in the back on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Pigeons frightened by the firing of guns to mark the start of the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Pigeons frightened by the firing of guns to mark the start of the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Photographing the urn containing the King's ashes on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Photographing the urn containing the King's ashes on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Soldiers photographing the urn containing the King's ashes on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Soldiers photographing the urn containing the King's ashes on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Float carrying the urn containing the King's ashes on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Float carrying the urn containing the King's ashes on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Float carrying the urn containing the King's ashes on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Float carrying the urn containing the King's ashes on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Policemen photographing the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Policemen photographing the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Totally empty Norodom Boulevard during the procession ahead of the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Totally empty Norodom Boulevard during the procession ahead of the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Citizens taking photographs at King Sihanouk's memorial on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Citizens taking photographs at King Sihanouk's memorial on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Bystanders on Sihanouk Boulevard waiting for the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Bystanders on Sihanouk Boulevard waiting for the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Bystanders on Sihanouk Boulevard waiting for the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Bystanders on Sihanouk Boulevard waiting for the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Apsara dancers on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Apsara dancers on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Bystanders on Sihanouk Boulevard waiting for the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh. 11/07/2014: Bystanders on Sihanouk Boulevard waiting for the procession on the second of a three day ceremony where the ashes of King Norodom Sihanouk, deceased on October 15th 2012 at the age of 89, are being transported from the Royal Palace to a stupa inside the compound.